8 Minutes and 46 Seconds:
Together We Can Redeem the Narrative

How to close the great and growing racial divide in our country? One way is to see and acknowledge the struggles that African Americans face. Through this, we build bridges and are able to change the narrative of hundreds of years of systemic racism.

If we are new creations in Christ, if the old creation has gone and the new has truly come, then we are called to see all people with the eyes of Jesus and to love all people as ourselves.

Explore racial reconciliation and acceptance through a series presented by POJ's Black Caucus. Join on Zoom for these interactive and inspirational dialogues.

Event Details

September 24, 7:00 p.m.
February 27, 10:00 a.m.
April 17, 10:00 a.m.

Via Zoom

You may participate using a computer, laptop, smart phone, or telephone. Using a device with a screen is optimal so that you can see visuals, but it is not a requirement.


September 24 at 7:00 p.m.

How to Become a Bridgebuilder for Racial Reconciliation

Registration for this event has closed.

Agenda   |   Litany

Presenter: Rev. Peggy E. Fox is a member of Woodville Presbyterian Church where she serves as an elder, moderator of the Presbyterian Women's Ministry, minister of music, and bible study teacher. Peggy has completed all but one of the Pathways Leadership Classes to become a commissioned lay elder. She also serves as the moderator of the Black Caucus of the Presbytery of the James.

February 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Finding God in Moments of Crisis

Registration closes February 24 at 11 p.m.

Presenter: The Rev. Ulysses Payne is an ordained minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.  Rev. Payne believes the hand of God touched his life at an early age, with God's abiding presence and anointing grace. He believes the divine Word of God has shaped covenant blessings for his prophetic ministry, in order to build an "ark of spiritual safety and salvation" as a vision for the faith community. Rev. Payne calls himself a disciple and servant leader for the Lord, and currently serves the historic Westminster Presbyterian Church in Petersburg.

April 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Where Do We Go From Here? What Would Jesus Say to a Society Desiring to Heal Racism?

Registration closes April 14 at 11 p.m.

Presenter: TBD